September 21, 2010 Subject:
David Hutchison The Accordeon Strathspey King
When I first heard a recording of David Hutchison
I really believed I was listening to an orchestra.To my astonishment it was an accordeon solo. I still find it hard to believe. His first tune here Auchten Hoose, presented as a march, fills the air with a variety of sounds you dont expect from a little button key accordeon. His second tune The Laird O Drumblair is a James Scott Skinner classic. Note Hutchison's imitation of the Scottish fiddle is out of this world. His third tune. Speed the plough, is in fact a Geordie air, possibly made famous by James Hill who wrote The High Level, and done justice here when played as a reel by David Hutchison.